Fresno Pacific Towers
|Fresno Pacific Towers|
|Former names||Pacific Southwest Building
Wells Fargo Bank
Security Bank Building
|Alternative names||1060 Fulton Mall|
|Location||1060 Fulton Mall
|Owner||Serko and Sevak Khatchadourian|
|Antenna spire||94 m (308 ft)|
|Roof||67.36 m (221.0 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||R.F. Felchlin Company
Robert Richmond Architect
Fresno Pacific Towers, originally the Pacific Southwest Building and later known as the Security Bank Building is a 15-storey, 67 m (220 ft) high-rise completed in 1925 in downtown Fresno, California. With the tower's antenna rising to 315 ft (96 m), original construction took eighteen months and cost US$1.2 million for the headquarters for the Fidelity Branch of the Pacific-Southwest Trust and Savings Bank. Originally, a beacon on top of the tower served as a frost warning to farmers within a 30 mile radius.
Fresno banker William Sutherland was instrumental in the planning and construction of the building. In 1925, the Pacific Southwest Trust and Savings Bank, with Sutherland as its president, moved its offices there.
The mostly-vacant building stood as the tallest in the city 80 years until the Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse was completed in 2005. The building is currently owned by Beverly Hills-based developers, Sevak, and brother Serko Khatchadourian. The top floors of the building have been converted into apartments.
- Fresno Pacific Towers at Emporis
- Fresno Pacific Towers at SkyscraperPage
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- George Hostetter (23 April 2012). "Helm Building, Fresno's first Skyscraper, is Sold". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 13 May 2012.